Introducing Hoya merrillii - a stunning plant endemic to the Philippines, named after its collector E.D. Merrill, and originally found at low altitudes on trees in Mindoro Island. This hoya is known for its beautiful red leaves that it develops in high light, making it a unique and visually striking addition to any plant collection.
The foliage of Hoya merrillii is characterized by green leaves with prominent veins, making it a sight to behold even without its striking red leaves. This hoya is also known for its fragrant and frequent bloom clusters that appear in the warm summer months and last for about a week.
Overall, Hoya merrillii is an easy-to-grow plant with stunning foliage, fragrant blooms, and growth habits that make it a joy to care for. It's easily one of the most beautiful hoyas out there and a must-have for any hoya enthusiast.
Please note that the size and coloration of the leaves vary per plant. Hoya merrillii leaves turn bright red with bright light.
Recreate conditions under a tree canopy, where plants receive lots of light, but it is filtered through the foliage of the trees above. Your light should be bright enough to cast soft shadows.
Low Humidity: Ideally Above 40%
This Hoya tolerates a drier environment. However, it could still benefit from light humidity care, including misting and grouping together with other houseplants. May require humidifier in cooler, drier months.
Cold Tolerant: Lowest 50F/10C
This hoya will tolerate cooler conditions than most.
This plant has evolved to shift color when exposed to bright sunlight, much like a human getting a tan. This does not harm the plant with proper care.